ABOUT THE BOOK
Alice Neel (1900-1984) is widely regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the twentieth century. Published on the occasion of a solo exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, this book presents a selection of portraits and still lifes from the last two decades of the artist’s life. Text by Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator at The Kitchen, New York, and former Artforum editor.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Neel was born in 1900 in Merion Square, Pennsylvania, and died in 1984 in New York. From the 1960s onwards, her work was exhibited widely in the United States. She was honored with her first retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 1974. The Whitney again mounted a solo exhibition of the artist’s work in 2000 after her death. The Art of Alice Neel traveled to the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Denver Art Museum, Colorado.